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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ector County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 121,123 100.0
      enrolled in school 36,067 100.0   Native 108,250 89.4
Nursery school, preschool 2,385 6.6       Born in United States 107,400 88.7
Kindergarten 1,983 5.5           State of residence 86,308 71.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 17,181 47.6           Different state 21,092 17.4
High school (grades 9-12) 8,787 24.4       Born outside United States 850 0.7
College or graduate school 5,731 15.9   Foreign born 12,873 10.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,038 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,156 4.3
  Population 25 years and over 71,756 100.0       Not a citizen 7,717 6.4
Less than 9th grade 10,989 15.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,999 16.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19,240 26.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 12,873 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,077 23.8   Europe 172 1.3
Associate degree 3,840 5.4   Asia 704 5.5
Bachelor's degree 6,183 8.6   Africa 34 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 2,428 3.4   Oceania 6 0.0
        Latin America 11,897 92.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.0 (X)   Northern America 60 0.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 111,545 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 90,868 100.0   English only 70,215 62.9
Never married 20,197 22.2   Language other than English 41,330 37.1
Now married, except separated 52,066 57.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15,070 13.5
Separated 2,310 2.5   Spanish 40,174 36.0
Widowed 5,904 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,712 13.2
 Female 4,927 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 460 0.4
Divorced 10,391 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.1
 Female 5,886 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 546 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 201 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 121,123 100.0
           under 18 years 3,695 100.0     Total ancestries reported 104,331 86.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,119 57.3   Arab 69 0.1
        Czech¹ 261 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 103 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 84,333 100.0   Dutch 1,235 1.0
Civilian veterans 9,192 10.9   English 8,151 6.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,954 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 152 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,645 6.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 33,287 100.0   Greek 64 0.1
With a disability 2,440 7.3   Hungarian 91 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 64,273 100.0   Irish¹ 7,775 6.4
With a disability 12,718 19.8   Italian 821 0.7
 Percent employed 50.6 (X)   Lithuanian 17 0.0
No disability 51,555 80.2   Norwegian 421 0.3
 Percent employed 72.2 (X)   Polish 366 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 12,577 100.0   Portuguese 57 0.0
With a disability 5,446 43.3   Russian 70 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,604 1.3
        Scottish 1,268 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 111,545 100.0   Subsaharan African 237 0.2
Same house in 1995 63,666 57.1   Swedish 357 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 46,607 41.8   Swiss 138 0.1
 Same county 32,819 29.4   Ukrainian 55 0.0
 Different county 13,788 12.4   United States or American 9,556 7.9
  Same state 9,786 8.8   Welsh 391 0.3
  Different state 4,002 3.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 290 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,272 1.1   Other ancestries 61,183 50.5
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
¹ The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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